The Lyon Light Festival Forum provided the opportunity to meet light-creation professionals and facilitated exchanges during a program of symposia, conferences, visits and meetings with the organizing teams of the Festival of Lights. The meetings between creators and organizers of foreign festivals were also key to the event.
The focus of the Forum was, “Essence of Light: new forms of creative lighting in cities,” highlighting how artistic lighting and light festivals are a way for cities to share creativity and engage with their residents.
As more and more cities seek to be recognized as “Creative Cities”, artistic lighting and light festivals are a way to reveal their creative potential all the while engaging with their citizens. The Lyon Light Festival Forum 2018 will be the opportunity to continue exploring the use of permanent and temporary light for cities, focusing on strategies melding these two types of light to uncover new forms of creative lighting that are emerging throughout the world. Together with LUCI, Signify supported this event by enabling the organization the record two discussion with professional discussing around two thematics.